I walked by an office the other day on which I saw a sign that said, “Safe Space.”  I immediately felt unsafe.
I hope everyone who comes into my office feels safe.  But shouldn’t the people who come into my office tell me whether they feel safe there rather than me telling them?
Either way, it’s a moot point, because I usually meet students in coffee shops, some of which are “safer” spaces than others.  I once had a student, a young Army veteran, who told me he had come to see me at a coffee shop where he knew I used to work in

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